Malaysian cricket inks MoU with WACA

Published: Tuesday, July 8, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Cricket Association (MCA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) to cooperate in developing the sport in the Southeast Asian country.

The MOU will be for a period of four years and will provide a framework in which both the WACA and the MCA will share detailed proposals and programs, as well as co-operating with each other to achieve excellence in cricket development and ensure mutual benefits for both organisations.
“Cricket in Malaysia was established over a century ago, but it has been since the mid-1990s where it has begun to rise in popularity," WACA official Graham Wood said.
“Kuala Lumpur has played host to international matches and the inaugural Super 8's tournament, while the recent ICC U-19 World Cup showcased the nation as a major cricket destination.
“Western Australian cricket also has a rich tradition, particularly in the past four decades where WA has been successful in winning approximately per cent of the domestic titles on offer – a golden era which produced world-class players such as Dennis Lillee, Rod Marsh, Kim Hughes, Damien Martyn, Justin Langer and Adam Gilchrist.
“Both the WACA and the MCA will encourage and promote an exchange of programs, experiences, information and knowledge in a partnership to improve the game in both regions."

"We do not want it to be just another deal signed. We want to see actions this time," Malaysia's Olympic chief Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Jaafar told the Star newspaper. "Malaysia do not want to be only good organisers... but to play the game well too."



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